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Hesperus, The Evening Star
(2007)
18" X 24"Acrylic on Canvas
Dani Lachuk
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Hesperus, the Evening Star was inspired by Pre-Raphaelite imagery, and mimics the subject matter of Flaming June by Lord Frederick Leighton. Hesperus was originally intended to be more a study of drapery and the figure than a finished painting in itself. In my experience, it is best to have a reference when portraying drapery rather than making it up - the cloth never seems to fall where one would suspect that it should! I chose the name Hesperus based on the mythology of Greek deities and chose to name her after the Goddess of the Evening Star.